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King & Wood Mallesons Reviews

Updated 24 Aug 2019

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3.3
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King & Wood Mallesons CEO Sue Kench
Sue Kench
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent manager, great non financial benefits, good working environment(in 14 reviews)

  • "I worked in the UK office IT was great they looked after us with the free lunch(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, high demands, limited support from some higher level management(in 20 reviews)

  • "Forget about work life balance as you are expected to regularly work late (anywhere from 8pm-2am)(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm and job but long hours"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An international brand, and leading firm in Asia-Pacific/Australia

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable hours. Many late nights

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-08-01
  2. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    KWM is a vibrant workplace with challenging matters, kind and experienced co-workers and an inspiring and inclusive workplace culture.

    Cons

    None. I love working there.

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-08-24
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader - Mailroom in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice friendly people, busy environment

    Cons

    1 or 2 uptight people who ruin the place

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-08-20
  4. "Clerkship"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons

    Pros

    Bright people, good training, nice office

    Cons

    Long hours, overworked - very competitive environment.

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-08-14
  5. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Technology 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent manager, nice firm to work at. Some benefits are not bad

    Cons

    No real pay rises or bonuses. Egos can get in the way

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone as if they’re people

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-07-26
  6. "Great depending on team"

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    Former Employee - Solicitor 

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and generally great people

    Cons

    Experiences can differ across teams

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-07-12
  7. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sydney

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice friendly people and a busy environment

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long.

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-06-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "No career opportunities for non-legal"

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    Current Employee - Shared Services in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great offices, good locations, friendly teams

    Cons

    Limited career development, weak leadership, very limited people management skills, very long tenure leading to stagnation and very insular perspectives

    Advice to Management

    Recruit qualified, career execs to the leadership team, not 25 plus year partners and the employees who manage to cling the longest.

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-07-09
  9. "Good culture - but demanding work loads and poor work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King & Wood Mallesons part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture / environment amongst staff

    Cons

    Long hours, high demands, limited support from some higher level management

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-06-03
  10. "Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King & Wood Mallesons full-time

    Pros

    Excellent manager, great non financial benefits, good working environment

    Cons

    Financial benefits limited (ie pay rises and bonuses), sometimes there is a divide between management and frontline staff

    King & Wood Mallesons2019-04-17
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